Monongalia / Taylor Counties
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wvhunter
N 39° 27.142 W 079° 56.340
17S E 591286 N 4367515
Quick Description: 2 sided marker on the Monongalia/Taylor counties border
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2006 9:08:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM10Z2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 25

Long Description:
Monongalia Co. side:
Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks".

Taylor Co. side:
Formed in 1844 from Marion, Harrison, and Barbour. Named for John Taylor of Virginia. This county was the home of Bailey Brown, the first Union soldier killed in War between the States. He was shot, May 22, 1861, at Fetterman, now Grafton.
Marker Title: Monongalia County / Taylor County

Marker Location: US 119

County or Independent City: Monongalia/Taylor

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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